642 – 7: What a character holding a blue object is thinking right now.

        It was all she could think about. The blue was even more vibrant than she remembered, like the ocean on a bright summer day. She was reminded of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, her grandfather’s favourite poem. He used to recite it to her, his voice tempered with the characters and emotion and the last verse always welled tears in his eyes. He went like one that hath been stunned, And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man He rose the morrow morn. He wasn’t an overly emotional man, no more than … Continue reading 642 – 7: What a character holding a blue object is thinking right now.

The tale of the Roller Skating Drag Queen…and other life lessons

Howdy Toasters! Something happened recently, a reminder to never take yourself too seriously and that it’s always better to be laughed with than at. This is the story of that incident. “Ok Puss your pain relief should be kicking in now. What? You want more? But you’ve already had double the maximum dose!  Ok she’s refusing to move ’til she can suck the thing dry… Just give it to her” The paramedic with the killer smile telling me to suck the pain away and go deeper with his whistle was kind of kinky but playing dr / patient wasn’t how … Continue reading The tale of the Roller Skating Drag Queen…and other life lessons

the artist – enlightened

Howdy Toasters, The artist is a fictional character, here he previews his latest work and discusses his inspiration. I’d been planning a new work for sometime but just wasn’t connected to any of my projects and nothing i was creating was worthy of evolving into major works. I was tired, angry with my lack of creativity, hallucinogenicly sleep deprived & high from a days long banquet of illicitness, believing I’d finally exhausted my talent, in that melodramatic way you do, and needing some light to dawn in the chasm i was staring down when I saw the lamp glowing in … Continue reading the artist – enlightened

Ben Frost – pop culture juxtapositions

Howdy Toasters, I thought i’d introduce you to one of my favourite artists, Ben Frost. I’m yet to own a piece for my own collection and until i do i’m sharing his subversive street art style pop culture juxtapositions. Disney on a crack, LSD loony tunes, Mattel meets meth and symbols of capitalism cooked up with magic mushrooms…. these are just some of the ways to describe the wonders of Frosts’ work. check out more, just click it. http://benfrostisdead.com/ hi score pop ruin -Ben Frost Break out the Butter…. Toasting again soon Continue reading Ben Frost – pop culture juxtapositions

Life is all about the Banter

Howdy Toasters,        Life is all about the banter, it’s pretty simple when you think about it. Banter is like the jumping castle we wish we all had in our backyard (or is that just me?). Some would argue that love is what makes the world go around.. but love starts and is kept alive with the banter. Platonic love, romantic love, physical love (note to self: add to to do list), love of a teddy bear, family love…. You can’t love someone if you can’t banter with them…. Hell I barely like those I can’t banter with and … Continue reading Life is all about the Banter

Osamu Tezuka, Manga and fire safety

Howdy Toasters, If you’ve not heard of the retronaut you MUST check it out! It’s a fascinating cultural and historical archive of rarities, forgotten moments, moments we want to forget, the obscure, the beautiful and the surprising from all around the world.  It is genuinely one of my favourite sites. Recently I discovered an unexpected treat from the Manga master, Osamu Tezuka – one for my anime loving heart. Among many, many other characters and stories Tezuka created Atomu Boy (or AstroBoy as we in the western world know him), Kimba the White Lion, Blackjack and one of my favourite Manga … Continue reading Osamu Tezuka, Manga and fire safety

On vacation for the first time in years a licensed cat hair stylist discovers who really killed JFK

Howdy Toasters, So i’ve discovered a new creative writing book, because 642 Things to Write About apparently isn’t enough.  The Amazing Story Generator is a whole book of flip fun that takes storytelling to crazytown! Click the link to read about it. I hope you’re ready for a decent dose of WTF because the first story title i flipped to create is “On vacation for the first time in years a licensed cat hair stylist discovers who really killed JFK” (wow, told you… crazytown)…. Philomeyna Tonkinese is a lady in demand. Every Burmese Persian, Russian Blue and Singapura from Australia … Continue reading On vacation for the first time in years a licensed cat hair stylist discovers who really killed JFK

A Perplexing Puzzle of Perspective:

Howdy Toasters, Picture forcing a giant baguette into your toaster for a moment. Eventually, hopefully, you conclude, with or without help, that the task just isn’t up to the goal and if you want your peanut butter on soy & quinoa sourdough another approach, another perspective, is required. My best game has not been served at work lately. (stay with me, I promise this isn’t a work whinge…). I’ve felt the cool change of detachment, watched this skulk it’s way into the year and trudged my way through what really are interesting and varied activities like a tormented Klingon Targ. … Continue reading A Perplexing Puzzle of Perspective: